From December 2nd we will be open Thursday evening from 5PM – last table 8:30PM

Friday / Saturday Lunch 12:00-  last table 3:30 Dinner 5PM – last table 8:30PM

Sunday 12:00 – last table 6PM

Christmas Eve 12:00 – last table 4PM,  NYE 12:00 – last table 5PM
Send us an email with your name, contact number and size of party to:
info@theforgefood.com

Welcome.

The ‘Old Smithy’ in Washington Village, is a 400 year old Grade II Listed building. The building has had a colourful past, formerly; a blacksmith’s forge, stables and even a pottery, it is famed locally for its connection to the capture of the highwayman Robert Hazlit, who was arrested and subsequently hanged after being spotted by a local lad, having his horse shod here by the resident blacksmith.

Things are slightly different these days.

‘The Forge’, the building has undergone a full restoration and has been transformed into an eclectic, vibrant eatery, serving honest and humble food, using the highest quality, locally sourced, wholesome, fresh, seasonal British food this side of the river.
Accompanied by an extensive wine selection, locally distilled gins, real ales and great cocktails, The Forge is an excellent destination for those seeking fantastic quality food and drink, prepared by experienced talented chefs, in an historic yet cosy setting.

When booking online, please make sure that you receive an email to ensure that your booking is confirmed.

Lunch

Available from 12 – 3:30pm every Friday – Saturday

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Both indoor and outdoor seating available for walk in or booked in advance for drinks and / or dining.
Half portions available and chicken or fish goujons or pasta for the little ones.
Please make your server aware of any dietary requirements or of any allergies, our kitchen will be able to make something suitable for you.

Menu

Dinner

Tables available to book and for walk ins for dinner from 5:00 – 8:30pm
The Menu below is available from Thursday – Saturday.

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A selection of steak, small plates, mains and desserts, locally sourced from the most trusted suppliers, changing with the seasons.

Menu

Forge Sunday

Forge Sunday – A traditional roast chicken (turkey throughout December),  pork, beef, lamb and a vegetarian option (vegan upon request), with seasonal starters, sides and desserts.
Half portions are available for the little ones.

 

Menu

Wine

A carefully selected choice of wine which will add a whole new experience to your meal, please ask a member of staff for their wine pairing suggestions.
We have a delicious selection of cocktails   sharers available too.

 

Wine List

Gift Vouchers

Share the love of good food and wine, vouchers are available in £10, £20 and £50 and can be personalised to make any occasion truly special, please email or ring 01919087621 for more details.

What are you waiting for?

If you have a special request, please call 0191 908 7621 to book.

All other bookings can be made following the link below, please make sure you receive a confirmation email for your booking.

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Lunch

 

A varied assortment of meat, fish, vegetarian small plates, sharing boards, nibbles, mains and desserts, locally sourced from the most trusted suppliers, changing with the seasons.

 

Lunch 

An example of our lunch offering.

Small plates:

Whipped smoked mackerel, beer bread toast, pickled cucumber 7.
Cream of celeriac soup, truffle and chive oil, warm bread 6.5
Marinated beets, goat’s cheese, spiced hazelnuts 6.5
Warm salad of Iberico ham, soft egg, pippa potato, anchovy 7.5
Baked hens egg, venison ragout, foraged greens, chorizo vinaigrette 7.5
Welsh rarebit on sourdough, pickled red onion 6.
Soy and sriracha glazed greens, toasted peanuts 5.
Crispy chicken ‘kiev’, mushroom butter, celeriac remoulade 7.5
Pastry of the day – ask your server

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Big plates:

Glazed chicken breast, stir-fried king oyster, black garlic, artichokes 12.
Fillet of coley, white bean and mussel broth, salt cod fritter 12.
Spiced butternut squash tatin, blue cheese sauce, walnut vinaigrette 12.
* 8oz. rib-eye/fillet, fat cut chips, peppercorn sauce 20/26.5

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Afters:

Dark chocolate tart, blood orange sorbet 7.5
Spiced apple cake sundae, almonds, salted caramel, vanilla ice cream 7.
Hand-made ice cream and sorbet, fruit and nut biscuit 5.5
* Poached rhubarb, caramelised white chocolate, pistachio, yoghurt 7.5
* British cheese, grapes, chutney, crackers 8.

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Sides 3.

Creamed potato / thin cut fries, truffle oil, parmesan / seasonal salad /
broccoli, chilli & almonds / glazed carrots, fennel and cumin / thrice-cooked chips

* Priced individually

Dinner

  

An ever changing varied selection of starters, mains and desserts, all locally sourced and freshly prepared, by the talented local lad, Chef Lee Bennett.

 

Dinner 

An example of our dinner offering.

Small plates:

Cream of celeriac soup, truffle and chive oil, warm bread 6.5
Whipped smoked mackerel, crispy chicken skin, blood orange, tarragon 7.5
Marinated beets, whipped goat’s cheese, pickles, dukkah 6.5
Haggis scotch egg, buttered spinach, warm minted tartare 7.5
Roasted king scallop, pork rillettes, granny smith apple, hazelnut 9.5

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Big plates:

Skrei cod, white bean and mussel broth, brandade ‘bon-bon’ 18.
Glazed loin of venison, black garlic, shiitake mushroom, Jerusalem artichoke 20.
Monkfish tail, chorizo jam, heritage potato, caramelised cauliflower 20.
Spiced butternut squash tatin, blue cheese sauce, walnut vinaigrette 14.
8oz. Rib-eye/fillet, peppercorn sauce – choose your side 20/26.5

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Afters:

Sticky apple cake, almond crunch, vanilla ice cream 7.
Dark chocolate tart, blood orange sorbet 7.5‌
Hand made ice cream and sorbet, fruit and nut biscuit 6.
Poached rhubarb, caramelised white chocolate, pistachio biscuit, yoghurt 7.5
British cheese, grapes, chutney, crackers 8.

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Sides 3.

Thrice-cooked chips / seasonal salad / broccoli, chilli & almonds /
thin cut fries, truffle oil, parmesan / glazed carrots, fennel and cumin /
creamed potato / Korean glazed greens, toasted peanuts

 

The Forge

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